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Loopholes Could Sink Pot Tax
Thursday, Oct 20, 2016

For the third time in state history, California voters will be faced with the question of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. The official ballot summary for Proposition 64 says the measure could generate up to $1 billion in new tax revenue annually for state and local governments. Only time will...

Brown Signs Runner-Sponsored Bill to Help Disabled Veterans
Friday, Sep 30, 2016

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and authored by Sen. Patricia Bates, R-Laguna Niguel, that expands eligibility for the state’s property tax exemption to disabled military veterans who were discharged under “other than honorable...

Runner-sponsored Tax Bill Extending Disaster Relief is Now Law
Friday, Sep 9, 2016

George Runner Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation (AB 1559) sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and fellow BOE members that gives the BOE authority to extend emergency tax relief up to three months in the event of a disaster. “The last thing people should worry about during...

Tax News from BOE Member George Runner
Tuesday, Aug 30, 2016

As you may be aware, my wife Sharon passed away recently after a long battle with a respiratory illness. She will be dearly missed by those whose lives she touched and forever remembered for her gentle nature, strong commitment to her faith and tireless public service. Thank you for your support during...

Sept. 13: Tax Seminar, Resource Expo for Small Businesses
Monday, Aug 29, 2016

Current business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to learn how to comply with California’s often complex tax laws are invited to attend a free Small Business Seminar and Resource Expo in Santa Clarita on Tuesday, Sept. 13. California State Board of Equalization (BOE) Member George...

Runner: Legislature Votes to Extend Emergency Tax Relief
Thursday, Aug 25, 2016

BOE Member George Runner [George Runner] – Legislation sponsored by Board of Equalization Member George Runner and fellow BOE members cleared the Legislature today when the State Assembly voted unanimously to approve AB 1559. Authored by Assemblyman Bill Dodd, AB 1559 gives the Board of Equalization...

Sen. Sharon Runner, 62, Succumbs to Ill Health
Thursday, Jul 14, 2016

Click image to watch: 2011 Newsmaker of the Week Sharon Runner, co-author of the 2006 Jessica’s Law that cracked down on sexual predators, and the sitting state senator for most of the Santa Clarita, Antelope and Victor valleys, died Thursday morning at her home in Lancaster. She was 62. Runner, who...

BOE Votes 3-2 to Cut Gas Tax; Runner Calls It ‘Fairness’
Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

BOE Member George Runner Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement today after joining a 3-2 board vote to lower the state excise tax on gasoline by 2.2 cents per gallon effective July 1, 2016: “Today’s vote was simply a matter of fairness. Californians...

Runner Encourages Investments in Roads, Not Public Transit
Wednesday, Feb 17, 2016

George Runner Senator George Runner is encouraging lawmakers to focus on investing money into local roads instead of public transportation. “I take public transit, but I hate it,” says a student intern who works in my downtown Sacramento office. In a perfect world, there would be nothing...

Runner Issues Statement on Proposed Gas Tax Cut
Friday, Feb 12, 2016

George Runner Board of Equalization Vice Chair George Runner issued the following statement regarding a BOE staff proposal to cut the excise tax on gasoline by 2.2 cents per gallon for the 2016-17 fiscal year, effective July 1. “Californians overpaid gas tax last year due to a bizarre and complex...

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This weeks Edition of Pilar's Pocketbook focuses on ways to help reduce fees and pay for piling parking tickets. 
Pilar’s Pocketbook: Reduce Parking Ticket Fees
Kick off summer right with a Tiki Party Beer Fest over at Lucky Luke Santa Clarita on Friday, June 21.
June 21: Kick off the Summer with Lucky Luke’s Tiki Party Beer Fest
Bring the family and enjoy a day at Valencia Town Center on Saturday, June 22 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with an exciting lineup of cars, coffee and cuisine.
June 22: Cars, Coffee, Cuisine, Crafts at Valencia Town Center
See how the Advanced Technology Center is helping train the next class of skilled technicians with a tour of the facility. 
June 25: Take a Tour of COC’s Advanced Technology Center
Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help locating At Risk Missing Person Justin Matthew Lederer. 
LASD is Asking for the Public’s Help Locating Missing Person Justin Matthew Lederer
The L.A. Library Summer Discovery Program is on a roll. For those that haven't signed up for the celebration of reading and exploration for all ages yet, join online, or head to the local library to grab a game card and activity idea list.
L.A. County Library Summer Discovery Program Already on a Roll
WalletHub compared more than 180 of the largest cities in the U.S. based on the latest data on consumers’ finances from TransUnion and the Federal Reserve, adjusted for inflation. Below, you can find a handful of highlights from the report. 
WalletHub: Santa Clarita Ranks First among the Cities with the Highest Credit Card Debts
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The ARTree Community Arts Center will host a Botanical Drawing Workshop 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 1 at the center's Studio 2, 22508 6th St., Santa Clarita, CA 91321.
Aug 1: ARTree Botanical Drawing Workshop
Create a superhero identity at the ARTree Summer Superhero Art Camp from July 22- July 26 at ARTree Community Arts Center, ARTree Studio 1 22508 6th St., Santa Clarita, CA 91321.
ARTree Summer Superhero Art Camp
Join the city of Santa Clarita for a special ribbon-cutting ceremony, marking the grand opening of Needham Ranch Parkway on Monday, June 24, at 9:30 a.m.
June 24: Needham Ranch Parkway Grand Opening
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,690 acres and is now 24% contained. This latest update was issued at 4 p.m.
Post Fire: Red Flag Conditions Continue to Hamper Efforts
The Graffiti Beautification Workday city of Santa Clarita: Volunteer Engagement Program is seeking volunteers for Wednesday July 24 and Wednesday, July 31, 8-11 a.m.
Graffiti Beautification Workday Volunteers Sought
Nick Payne's "Constellations" will run June 27-30, at The MAIN, 24266 Main St., Old Town Newhall, CA 91321.
The MAIN presents ‘Constellations’ by Nick Payne
The Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade Committee has extended the deadline to enter the parade without a late fee to Wednesday, June 19. The committee is seeking entries from the commumity for the 92nd Annual Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade.
June 19: Last Chance to Enter SCV Fourth of July Parade Without Late Fee
The Santa Clarita Valley Water Agency will host a free gardening workshop on Saturday, July 13 9-11 a.m. "Selecting the Perfect Plants for SCV Landscapes" workshop will elevate your landscaping game.
July 13: ‘Select the Perfect Plants’ Workshop
Celebrate the longest day of the year at the Summer Solstice SENSE Block Party, Thursday, June 20, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. on Main Street in Old Town Newhall.
June 20: Summer Solstice Senses Block Party
The California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) reports that the fast moving Post Fire that broke out in Gorman on Saturday, June 15 around 1:47 p.m. has reached 15,611 acres and is now 24% contained.
Post Fire 24 Percent Contained CAL FIRE Reports
1945 - PFC Johnny Cordova of Castaic killed in action on Okinawa [story]
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Los Angeles County Sheriff's Homicide investigators are responding to a shooting death investigation on the 22900 block of Lyons Avenue, near the Department of Motor Vehicles office in Newhall. The incident was reported on Monday, June 17, at approximately 7:35 p.m.
BREAKING NEWS: LASD Responds to Shooting Death on Lyons Avenue
Manny Herrera has signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at The Master's University.
Manny Herrera Signs with TMU Baseball
The Youth Concerto Competition sponsored by the Santa Clarita Symphony Orchestra is open to performers in the Santa Clarita Valley and surrounding areas, and will result in a concert in October by the winning soloist performing live with the SCSO. 
Youth Concerto Competition Deadline Extended
Runners of all ages are invited to support the College of the Canyons cross country and track & field programs by participating in the 49th Annual Cross Country Summer Series sponsored by Fleet Feet on Thursday evenings from July 11 to Aug. 15, 2024.
Registration Now Open for Annual COC Cross Country Summer Series
The Los Angeles County Department of Public Health is alerting residents and health care providers about a concerning increase in mpox cases, with 10 new cases reported in Los Angeles County in the past two weeks up from an average of less than two cases per week during the preceding several weeks.
Public Health Announces Rise in L.A. County Mpox Cases
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